There鈥檚 no getting around it: Valentine鈥檚 Day can be an awkward time to be single. That鈥檚 why this year, we鈥檙e taking a page from #girlboss Leslie Knope of Parks and Recreation and celebrating Galentine鈥檚 Day with the true loves of our lives: our BFFs. Whether you gather your girlfriends for a Galentine鈥檚 Day party or decide to get dolled up and hit the town, there鈥檚 no better way to spend Valentine鈥檚 Day weekend than catching up with the squad. Can鈥檛 decide how to spend this epic holiday? Here鈥檚 what鈥檚 written in the stars for this Galentine鈥檚 Day.



Host a proper Galentine鈥檚 day brunch with the besties. Frittatas, mimosas and classy brunch attire? Sign us up! Gather your girls for a sophisticated morning brunch at your house and let the Downton Abbey impersonations begin.

Read this: Never hosted a Galentine鈥檚 brunch before? Check out this helpful guide to create the best Galentine鈥檚 brunch ever. (Photo via Hostess With the Mostess)



Have a DIY night in with the girls. Grab a tray of classic heart treats, refill your glue gun and buckle down for a fun-filled night of crafting. Not only will you have plenty of time to catch up with your squad, but everyone will get a made-with-love memento to remember this Galentine鈥檚 Day for years to come.

Read this: From puffy Valentine鈥檚 hearts to rainbow felt heart garlands, these Valentine鈥檚 Day DIY ideas are a perfect starting place to plan your Galentine鈥檚 Day bash.



Get together for a cozy catch-up in a DIY adult fort. Catch up the only way worthy of you and your bestie鈥檚 incredible friendship 鈥 in a totally DIYable adult fort. For childhood friends, put up a few flashback pics to really get cheesy with it.

Read this: Learn to DIY the fort above with this nifty grown-up fort tutorial.



Invite your squad over for cute Galentine鈥檚 manicures. Just because you don鈥檛 have a romantic interest on Valentine鈥檚 Day doesn鈥檛 mean you can鈥檛 be glamourous. Invite your girls over for a DIY manicure party and watch as the creative juices flow.

Read this: Looking for a little Galentine鈥檚 Day nail art inspo? Try learning how to create thin letters with a Galentine鈥檚 Day touch with this helpful nail art tutorial, or get sticky with it using pop icon nail decals from Sara Lyons.



Get dolled up in your tackiest Valentine鈥檚 Day attire and go dancing. Leos don鈥檛 sit around and wait for something to happen. Call up your besties and put on your gaudiest Valentine鈥檚 Day attire (the more hearts, the better): Tonight is girls鈥 night out.

Read this: These 10 heart-print pieces will totally win at your Galentine鈥檚 dance party.



Do girls鈥 night in like a champ with a quirky games night featuring uncommon board games and themed cocktails. Ditch Monopoly and Clue 鈥 this Galentine鈥檚 Day board games night is all about the unconventional. Have your guests bring a board game no one has ever heard of and let the competition begin. Oh, and don鈥檛 forget about the delicious Galentine鈥檚 themed cocktails!

Read this: Check out these party games better than Cards Against Humanity for a few ideas to kickstart your board game list. (Photo via Dessert for Two)



Host a bring-your-own-recipe bake-off with the gals. There are so many delicious-looking Valentine鈥檚 Day recipes on the Internet that it鈥檚 almost a crime not to try at least one during the holiday. Gather your gals for a bring-your-own-recipe bake-off and put their baking skills to the test. No matter what happens, you鈥檒l have plenty to snack on for the rest of the night.

Read this: Read through this roundup of delicious Valentine鈥檚 desserts for great ideas, including a few no-bake options. Although, if you鈥檙e looking for a sure winner, check out these raspberry panna cotta cups.



Grab your girlfriends for a classy night out at a local museum. Experience something new with your gals this Galentine鈥檚 Day and hit up a local museum or art exhibit on Saturday. Not only will you look classy AF on your Snapchat story, but you鈥檒l also learn something new while hanging out with your fave people.

Read this: These style blogger looks for Valentine鈥檚 Day are perfect inspo for your classy night out attire. (Photo via Getty)



Forget the pricey spa day that requires a two-week reservation 鈥 hold your own last-minute DIY spa day at home. Everyone loves a good pamper session, especially during the stressful mid-February season. This time, ditch the overpriced spas and opt for a DIY pamper party at home. Not only will it be super fun to DIY with the girls, but your wallet will thank you too!

Read this: Learn how to make a super easy DIY treat yo鈥檚elf kit with bath salts, body butter, a sugar scrub and a candle in this awesome tutorial.



Mix high class and comfort with a high tea and sweatpants party. There鈥檚 nothing better than a boiling pot of chai tea, itsy bitsy cucumber sandwiches and a long catch-up with your best friend. But this Galentine鈥檚 Day, skip the midi skirts and blouses and throw on your sweatpants. It may feel weird at first, but don鈥檛 worry 鈥 it鈥檚 totally Mad Hatter approved.

Read this: Deck out your tablescape with various tea treats, a glorious herbal tea collection and sweet tea cookies.



Host a 鈥90s throwback Galentine鈥檚 party. Whether you were a 鈥90s kid or not, everyone has a few wild memories from the decade where flared jeans and highlights reigned. Host your own throwback party this Galentine鈥檚 Day with costumes, music and recipes聽from the 鈥90s.

Read this: Get ready to swoon with these 鈥90s heartthrob Valentine鈥檚 printables, and don鈥檛 forget to wrap your mini party favors in these adorable 鈥90s wrappers.



Gather the gals for the ultimate cheesy rom-com Netflix binge. One of the greatest things about besties is you can totally be yourself around them. Grab a pack of Kleenex and put on the cheesiest rom com you can think of鈥 and don鈥檛 forget to bring the popcorn!

Read this: Check out what Valentine鈥檚 Day movies are streaming on Netflix with this helpful guide.

How are you spending Galentine鈥檚 Day? Tweet us at @BritandCo!

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